Criticism Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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Through further research, it is becoming clearer that the Emancipation Proclamation was much more than a simple morally virtuous literature. This document, issued by Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1962. This document declared that from January 1, 1963 and onwards, all slaves in the Confederate states are thereby free. Though the Union had no political rights to make such a proclamation, this declaration was important not only for putting the Union on the morale “high-ground,” but also transforming the war to preserve the United States of America into a campaign to end slavery in all the territory formally under the United States Constitution. Upon investigating Abraham Lincoln’s past political ideology, Lincoln did want to end slavery in …show more content…
England had been opposed to slavery for more than a 100 years. The British government did not recognize slavery and had taken a moral stance against slavery. Though England had this stance, a massive amount of its imports to fuel its industrial revolution came from the agrarian prosperous southern states. The Civil War threatened the economic stability of the southern states which feared England. England aided the southern states throughout the early part of the Civil War with supplies. However, the Union feared that England would enter the war on the side of the Confederates. The Emancipation Proclamation ended all hope of this by making the Civil War about slavery, with England unable to side with the nation who was fighting for …show more content…
Much change will be needed in order to develop this paper into something tangible, but at this state, I am confident in my direction. Because of the fluidity though in my findings and where they will take me, my thesis might also have to change throughout this process. However, based on this research and my foresight on the paper’s direction, I conclude that the thesis will be as follows: Though history tells the Emancipation Proclamation as being a moral campaign against the South, Abraham Lincoln issued this document as a Political declaration in order to accomplish his ultimate goal in reuniting the United States of America. My citation list includes a few books but quite a number of political journal entries, most notably from the Political Science Quarterly. The books I have chosen will help with broad-based ideas, and general ideology and thinking behind the Emancipation Proclamation. The Journal entries will provide focused and narrow deeper thinking into the aforementioned topics and others I have yet to come

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